The body of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh
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Hebron funeral for Palestinian Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh

Thousands of people in the West Bank city of Hebron have joined the funeral of a Palestinian prisoner who died from cancer in an Israeli jail.

Crowds lined the streets of Hebron as the body of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh was brought to a mosque.

His death has sparked angry protests, with Palestinian officials accusing Israel of medical negligence.

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday during clashes between soldiers and youths.

The BBC's Jon Donnison said there was "nowhere else in the West Bank that is quite as tense as Hebron".

  • 04 Apr 2013